As you know, the well-respected DeShawn Snow was booted out of the cast for the second season of the Real Housewive's of Atlanta. The first season of ATL Housewive's was Bravo's 2nd highest rated show in the 'Housewives' franchise behind Orange County.

The main reason for the show's success was the hot mess of a cast led by NeNe Leakes, who I heard has signed another short-term lease for a mansion just for this season.

After DeShawn was dismissed for not being ghetto enough, rumors swirled about her replacement.

Well, those rumors have been laid to rest now. Hollywood Insider announced exclusively that former Xscape member Kandi Burrus will fill that role. On the surface, Kandi seems to be an odd fit for this cast because her life seems drama-free. Kandi is well-respected in the industry as a songwriter with 56 million records sold.

But it makes sense when you consider that Kandi is set to be wed this month to a guy whose life is full of drama. According to my source, he has 6 children who he's not supporting financially. Kandi also has a daughter with Block of Block Entertainment.

Back in January a source close to Tameka "Tiny" Cottle informed me that Tiny would be attending Kandi's wedding in March or April. At the time I tried to do a little research on Kandi's fiance, but I came up with nothing. So I forgot about them until today when I received the following email.

I know some of it is true, but I'm still blanking out names just in case they're innocent.

Read the email after the break...

    A good friend of mine ________ gave me your info and said you needed to know this. I'm sure you know by now that Kandi Burrus is the newest member of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. They started filming today and Kandi Burrus is in fact not married to Shakespere as some are reporting but has a drug dealer/ boyfriend named "AJ". He recently moved into Kandi's house in Fayetteville and AJ has 6 kids and doesn't pay child support for neither one of them. He shows fake paycheck stubs (since he doesn't have a job) so he doesn't have to pay. Ask me how I know??? His ex-wife whom he just divorced last August, is my best friend's friend and they were together for 6 years. Her name is _______ and she used to be in the r&b singing group 'bella". (they have the cutest little 5 yr old son I've ever seen) He pays her no support nor alimony and even took her truck when they divorced she doesn't even have a car now but they were married in 2005 and divorced in 2008. This shit is about to hit the fan once everybody does their research on her and her new fiance (I heard he just proposed to her lol!) He is a big hoe in Atlanta and thats why ______ filed for divorce. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance I have hundreds of stories about him and he doesn't deserve to be on that show with all of the skeletons he has in his closet. He is a deadbeat dad and only got with Kandi for the fame and money.

    By the way he sells weed lol! Remember where you heard it first!!! I have PLENTY of supporting evidence! I can't wait to hear what they say he does for a living!

    SANDRA...ARE U SITTING DOWN FOR THIS ONE?...HE USED TO DATE YOUR GIRL AND KANDI'S BEST FRIEND TAMEKA "TINY' COTTLE FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS AND EVEN GOT INTO IT WITH T.I AT BENIHANA'S ONE NIGHT ALL WHILE HE WAS MARRIED TO _______!!! I'm sure she'll tell you ALL about it!!!

    I attached a pic of him

  • iscream

    Where's the Pic?

    Well I think Kandi will be a nice twist to the story. The only off thing to me is most of the ATl women seemed to be "friends" in some sort of way so not sure how they are going to tie Kandi into the show.

    The email sounds like a scorned woman's homegirl wrote it. & I guess Tiny doesn't mind her dating her ex because they are still friends.

    I guess the word housewife has changed over the years. I always thought a housewife stayed home and raised the kids. Didn't work and spent her husbands money. Not support his broke azz.

  • iscream

    Oh and Sandra is the JD & Kandi stories true. I read he was hitting it and their relationship caused the group to break up.

  • KaraZ

    Oooh I bet they're going to call him a "producer", isn't that the industry term for bum?

  • mimi08

    WHY CAN'T THIS SHOW FIND ATTRACTIVE WOMEN IN THE ATL!!! THEIR ARE PLENTY DROP DEAD GORGEOUS WOMEN, AND EVERY TIME BRAVO GOES FISHING FOR WOMEN FOR THE SHOW IN THE ATL, THEY KEEP COMING UP WITH BOTTOM FEEDERS. THIS CHICK AINT CUTE...IT MAKES ME THINK THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO FIND THE MOST HOODTASTIC LYING, FAKE CHICKS IN ATL...NO ONE WITH REAL STATUS AND REAL MONEY..NO ONE UPSTANDING AND RESPECTABLE...

  • http://talkingwithtami.com talkingwithtami

    Im speecheless hell to the nawl!

  • Krysi J

    Where da picture at SANDRA, come on now, don't do us like that

  • tbrown

    Woah...so, umm, okay? When does this show air again???

  • Kymystry

    I like that word ... Hoodtastic ... lol

  • daninicole

    That outfit on the right is awful! Anywho, I wish I could hang with Sandra. She got all the good info. Does anyone know when the second season premieres?

  • Mspeng

    I see someone said she's ugly...I don't find her ugly. However, I don't find her amazing looking either. She is still by far the best looking from Xscape...that group was not known for their sex appeal in the industry.

  • AlwaysSweet

    Bogus. He shows fake paycheck stubs so he doesn't have to pay? Wth? I don't know about Georgia, but in Alabama and everywhere else I know if you have any income, you are paying child support, check or no check. And if he is showing pay stubs, he's definitely going to have to pay, rather they are fake or not.

  • trina@atl

    boy they will put any woman on this show. the name needs to be changed to the ghetto women in atlanta, b/c no one is even married except two of them. i wonder if they will show sheree getting sued by her divorce attorney on the show, since they just started taping and she got served the lawsuit just the other day. they really make the atl look bad.

  • Mspeng

    AlwaysSweet Says:

    Bogus. He shows fake paycheck stubs so he doesn’t have to pay? Wth? I don’t know about Georgia, but in Alabama and everywhere else I know if you have any income, you are paying child support, check or no check. And if he is showing pay stubs, he’s definitely going to have to pay, rather they are fake or not.
    ******************************************************

    I was thinking the EXACT same thing. This story is full of crap. Why would he make fake pay stubs to avoid child support. Isn't it better to be unemployed that way they can't force you to pay anything???

  • missamerica

    I just started watching Real Housewives when it hit Atlanta. I had not interest in the show prior. But after watching ATL, I caught episodes of Orange County, couldn't really get into it. But I love New York City.

    Ok, so now I'm offended. This ish is deliberate. I love Kandi's music and she's very talented, but there needs to be a balance and DeShawn provided that. Lisa was cool too, but I guess she had to hold her spot by acting a fool on the reunion show.

    It just pains me to see women that supposedly have it going on, but they slum around with any male that will do. I know its ATL, but damn find you a man somewhere else and have him relocate or shoot you relocate. I can feel my headache coming already.

  • http://myspace.com/dannyblaq dblaq

    And this is the sh!t I am talking about women nowadays. I don't really feel bad for them when they get beat on, cheated on and sh!tted on because thats what a lot of women like in todays world. but she will be the same chick that will say that guys ain't about a damn. I think she got more than redflags, so anything that happens to her I don't feel bad.

    I am just thinking of Jennifer Hudson.

  • Shauny

    Are you sure this story didn't come directly from the ex wife? The whole friend of a friend who my next door neighbor's neice on her grandma side cousin from my autie Bettie's husband brother know stories aren't even worth the trouble or printing.

    I don't see how Khandi will fit into this whole housewives bit this season either. I don't see her kicking it with Sheree, Lisa, or NeNe.

    Also WTH does how cute someone looks have to do with anything? Khandi isn't ugly at all IMO. What defines cute these days if she's ugly?

    Also, on ALL the season of the Real Housewifes, there a women who are not married. They may need to just change the name of the show but Atlanta isn't the first series that all the women weren't married.

    I thought Khandi and Tiny were really close. When did Tiny have a 2 year relationship? How many years has T.I and Tiny been together? How long was her and her other baby daddy together? Sandra, can you break a timeline down for us?

  • pointhimout

    who, zebo? i wonder who it is too. wow Kandi, but u know what; people gotta live their lives and do them. good luck.

    kandi has a beautiful smile. she's not ugly. that's mean. shekspere is married to an attorney; has been for at least 3 to 4 years.

    A drug dealer. wow. i'll tune in. this should be interesting, though i'm sure kandi's doing it for the exposure, which typically leads to other projects. good luck, again.

  • pointhimout

    and one more thing...she'll write about this shit, watch. good or bad, Kandi gone write about it. I bet she keep tablets and ink pens and shit all in her car and purse, or digital recorder.

    i actually dont feel bad for her. the dude the one she gone embarrass the shit out of if it doesn't work out. and the housewives...oh yeah, she bout to come up with hooks and songs and all kinda shit bout them. gone be interesting.

  • pinkscorpion

    where's the pic?

  • ReadTheBlog

    I thought Dr. J's wife was going to replace ATL Housewives? I can't see Khandi fitting in? If anything, she will make ratings sink, because she reeks boring.

    As for her choice of men - again, self-esteem and self-love, when you have it, says a lot! :-)

  • brwnsugga4you

    i won't be watching a 2nd season of this buffoonery.

  • http://myspace.com/missjenee MissJenee

    Just when I thought that Kandi's story wasn't dramatic enough! I can't WAIT! LOL